Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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    Sep 21, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on September 27 to focus on the continuing effects of the human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States. By the end of 2009, more than 592,000 MSM were living with HIV infection, 52% of persons living with HIV infection in the United States.

    Although MSM represent approximately 2% of the U.S. population, in 2009, they accounted for 64% of all new HIV infections. During 2006–2009, the estimated number of new HIV infections among MSM was stable overall, but increased approximately 34% among MSM aged 13–29 years, and approximately 48% in black or African American MSM in that age group. In 2009, approximately 22% of new infections among MSM were among young black or African American MSM, the highest number of new infections among any age or race/ethnicity group of MSM.

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    Sep 21, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    Quite a few events going on in my area..will definately do my part!
    Thanks Marathon.!